Best foods for weight loss

When you just want to know what to eat to lose weight, we’ve collected a roundup of healthy plate-fillers, plus tips on what to eat in moderation.
Published March 22, 2022

When you are looking to lose weight you likely want to know what to eat and what to avoid. Although no one food or group of foods will magically result in pounds shed, there are healthier choices to be made.

How WeightWatchers® Guides You To Healthier Choices

With WeightWatchers everything is on the menu – yes everything. That’s the whole point of the program: It fits into your life and is uniquely customizable to every individual who’s on the plan.

With WeightWatchers, there are foods that are ZeroPoints and items that carry a Points value. While any food in moderation can lead to weight loss, WW members often rely on ZeroPoint foods to bulk up their plates while not having to count them. Think things like non-starchy vegetables, eggs, lean meats, and beans.

Best Foods for Weight Loss

ZeroPoint foods are a great base for every meal. If most of your plate is ZeroPoint foods, that leaves room for some Points when you want them, creating a sustainable long-term program. ZeroPoint food categories include:

  • Non-starchy veggies
  • Fruits
  • Low-fat or fat-free yogurt and cottage cheese
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Poultry
  • Tofu and tempeh
  • Corn and popcorn
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Eggs

What to Eat in Moderation

When you’re building the rest of your meals throughout the day, you can choose how to spend your Points.

When you’re choosing what to spend Points on, you’ll want to keep in mind a few things that should be consumed in moderation for overall health:

  • Saturated fats
  • Processed foods
  • Added sugars

For example, a sweetened cereal has a higher Points value than oatmeal.